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is a drug of the thiazolidinedione category that's fairly new. It is used on it's own or possibly in combination with additional medication including insulin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medicine lowers blood sugar levels and boosts the body's level of sensitivity to insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Actos in 1999.

Type-2 diabetes presently impacts almost 20 million people in the country. It's a disease that involves high blood sugar levels caused by the body's inability to correctly use insulin. If the condition is left untreated, it can result in loss of sight, kidney problems, and heart problems, and bladder cancer.

Shortly after the approval of Actos, another thiazolidinedione called Rezulin, was removed from the shelves because varied reports surfaced about people that developed deadly liver disease soon after taking the drug.

Actos Concerns For You and Your Family members

More instances came forward after individuals took Actos or Avandia and developed congestive heart disease which pushed the American Diabetes Association(ADA) and the American Heart Association to send a warning for diabetes sufferers taking Actos because they were at an increased risk of developing heart disease and bladder cancer.

The FDA recently released a new warning according to its look at details from an ongoing clinical study that showed Actos elevated the chance of patients developing bladder cancer following taking the medication for more than a year. Because of this, the FDA required the producers of Actos to release and also now include a black box warning (greatest and strongest label change) concerning the severe risks linked to use of the medication.

Presently, the FDA is still going over trials to determine whether additional action, such as a recall, is necessary. There are several negative effects related to Actos. You should seek medical treatment should you experience:

• shortness of breath or trouble breathing • chest pain • overwhelming fatigue • irregular heartrate • dilated neck veins • inflammation of face, fingers, toes, or lower legs • reduced urine output • weight gain

Currently, the FDA is advising physicians not to use Actos in individuals that have bladder cancer. Affected individuals ought to consult his or her medical professional concerning all problems they might have.

The FDA says diabetics should also notify their health care professional if they are having symptoms of bladder cancer like

• Blood in the Urine • Discomfort During Urination • Frequent Urination • Feeling of Needing to Urinate With no Results

Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC Right now for Your Actos Case

The Strom Law Firm is currently accepting product liability as well as personal injury cases regarding the diabetes medicine Actos and its association to bladder cancer. Call us right now to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800

The information and facts you get at this web site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You need to consult an attorney for assistance regarding your individual situation. This article is not designed to and doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.

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